20 Most Recent Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Questions & Answers


You have an issue. The part number you gave is for a 12V power supply for an external hard drive. Since a typical USB puts out 5V, it cannot possibly drive your hard drive. There is a possibly..albeit low...where you can get a plug that plugs into 2 USB ports and provide 10V but I am not sure that will be enough to drive it. If this external unit is already in a case, look for a plug that would accept the power supply pin (pix attached)

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Seagate... | Answered on Feb 01, 2018


You need a new HDD

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 25, 2018


hmm, no problem plugging in either side, just be sure to do the power cable first. What's doing the beep, beep?

Found a guy who had similar prob, here was his solution:
Go to Control Panel. Click on Device Manager.
Check to see if FreeAgent is shown as a disk drive.
If not, check the device list for any Free Agent device, double click and check driver. No driver installed? Update does not work? On the driver tab….click uninstall device.
Shut down computer. Unplug Free agent USB and power at the drive.
Reboot computer. As it is rebooting, plug in the power cord. Wait a minute or two….then plug in USB cord.

Windows will “found new device” ….. Just let the computer complete the reboot.
Then go to the device manager. Chances are you will find Free Agent in the drives….and in the USB list of devices. Open windows explorer….and you should see you Free Agent as a drive.
Windows will ask you to install manufacturer disk. You have no disk…non needed. Windows has installed the device. Just click on close. I you keep getting windows wants to install device…..ignore it. You can click on “don’t ask again”. (That is if your Free Agent drive is showing in the device manager as a disk…and in windows explorer….along with your other drive or drives.)
If at some later time….your Free Agent drive does not appear….repeat the steps as listed above.
(You may think it is not working….or that it has gone bad. Try this before you try to return.)
Seagate Tools…the new version….does not recognize to diagnose the Free Agent….
I have not tried Seagate Tools after getting the computer to recognize the drive.
I am surprised Seagate does not provide a Tool to recognize their own drives…and install and/or test Free Agent.

This does work for me with Vista. Thought I had lost the drive…. Seagate should provide a patch or a drive that Windows will recognize when you get the “found new hardware” and Windows asks you to insert manufacturer’s installation disk. I do not understand why that is not already there….a driver file for Free Agent...that Windows would install.

I did not buy Pro….because I did not need the backup software. I wonder if those who bought Pro are having these problems.

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 28, 2017


See if Testdisk sees the drive and if so try to resotre the boot sector.

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017


CHECK your bios setting first, and make sure, in hard disk boot priority section, your external hard disk is recognised and set as the first boot device. YOU NEED TO BE SURE YOUR BIOS SUPPORT BOOTING FROM USB FIRST.

IF the hard disk is there u can do several stuff to boot it:(unplug any internal hard disk first, TO MAKE BYPASS CONFLECT ISSUES)
- make sure the drive is seen, whene you are trying to install windows.
- go to recovery console in the setup disk, and reset you master boot record, type:1- fixmbr (or fixmbr c:) >>> WHERE "C:" IS YOU WINDOWS INSTALLATION DESTINATION!
2- fixboot
and then restart and try again......
- try to download plopboot manager, burn it to disk, and boot it, try to load your hard disk frome there.
- install any boot loader, like lilo or grub if you are familiar with, they can boot any os you like!

You can always install Grub to your Master Boot Record of the initial internel hard disk, **** you need to have basic knowlege on how to edit the menu.lst inside grub folder, and basic knowlege of linux partitioning schemr, becoz GRUB need to be installed there as well, **** whene you are already familiar with its use, you can boot any thing you like, even with a friendly boot menu at startup alowing you to choose the option you want to boot.

N.B: make sure you have googled and read about grub, and how to install in, if u have a windows installation on the internal hard disk and afraid to loos it, there is a tool called super grub disk, google for it and download it, it can be installed from windows, and it can automaticaly load windows ntldr/boot.ini.

dg luck.

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015


The power supplied by the pc laptop on the USB is insufficient to run the hard drive.

If you have an external power supply option on the hard drive, please use that.

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 23, 2015


try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use this data recovery program to recover your files.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013


you cannot restore to factory settings

you can format but this will delete all the data on the drive

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 19, 2013


You may use data recovery software to see if you can rescue the files on your external HD.

It may unable to recover all the files, but at least most of them.

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 24, 2013


i think this files is hidden

you must to show him

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 16, 2013


try reading it in slax linux, mite get some of the data, i got same thing, tried in another shell, no dice, slax can read it for a bit and then gets stuck, i unmount it then mount again, works a little , gets stuck, etc
i booted off usb stick , slax has 200 mb tar file unzip to usb and run bat that makes it bootable

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 08, 2013

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